CHICAGO (CBS) — A cab driver from Richton Park has been ticketed for hitting two little girls on the Magnificent Mile over the weekend.
Cab driver Friday Ekon, 65, of the 20000 block of Butterfield Road in Richton Park, was issued two tickets for striking a pedestrian in the roadway.READ MORE: Police Board Orders Firing Of CPD Officer Patrick Kelly, Accused Of Shooting Friend In Head While Off-Duty And Lying About It
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As WBBM Newsradio’s Mary Frances Bragiel reports, police say Ekon was driving his cab south on Michigan Avenue when he hit two children as they were trying to cross the street after exiting a vehicle just after 5 p.m. Sunday.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Storms Headed Our Way After Midnight; Damaging Winds And Heavy Rain Possible
The girls, ages 6 and 8, were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. One suffered a broken femur, while the other, according to investigators, has a bruised abdomen.
The cab driver was also taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital to be checked out, police said.MORE NEWS: Bears Proposed Moving From Chicago, Possibly To Gary, In 1995 -- Leading To Huge Fight Between Mayor Richard M. Daley And Team Brass
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.